The shoulder season from April to early June and September to October is the best time to visit British Columbia for those seeking great deals or solitude during the hikes across Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park and West Coast Trail. Early autumn might be busy and rainy, but the foliage hues during that time are unbelievable, especially when viewed from the Rocky Mountaineer Train. November to March period brings snowy weather, perfect for skiing in at Whistler Blackcomb. Awe-seekers will enjoy spotting Northern Lights and watching an unforgettable storm in Tofino. Summer is the busiest time in British Columbia, gathering both tourists and whales, but there is plenty of space for everyone. The only crowded places are Shambhala Music Festival or Vancouver Island Musicfest.